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Academic Staff

Introducing our academic team.

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Dr Gina Allen

BM, DCH, MRCGP, MRCP, FRCR, MFSEM, DipESSR, MScSEM - External Academic (Diagnostic Ultrasound)

Dr. Georgina Allen is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Director at St. Luke’s Radiology Oxford Ltd, and a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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Mustafa H. Agaoglu, B.S., D.C., FRCC

Lecturer in Chiropractic and MSc Chiropractic Pre Registration Course Lead

Mustafa joins the School of Chiropractic as a chiropractic lecturer and as the MSc Chiropractic Pre Registration Course Lead. His role will be to assess clinical education to chiropractic and other health professional students across school’s foundation, pre-registration and post-graduate frameworks.

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Messiah N.K. Anudjo

Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography

Messi qualified as a Diagnostic Radiographer in 2017. He is currently a Lecturer on the Diagnostic Radiography programme and also a Peer Reviewer for the Journal of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy.

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Micah Atkinson

M.Tech (Chiro), PgCert, DC - Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Micah is the Course Lead for the Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons) course at the AECC School of Chiropractic and Unit Lead for Clinical Chiropractic 5001.

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Elouise Ashwin

Lecturer in Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy

Elouise is a Lecturer in Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy, Elouise began working at AECC University College in 2023, obtaining a permanent position as a lecturer in November 2023. Elouise is passionate about sharing her knowledge and developing the future SLT workforce.

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Philippa Bates

Lecturer in Chiropractic

Philippa is a lecturer in Chiropractic within the AECC School of Chiropractic, coming from background in veterinary nursing as well as roles within the NHS. Philippa also runs her own private clinic, seeing a wide variety of patients in particular the older demographic.

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Dr Angelo Battiston

BSc, DC, MSc, PG Cert. (Med. Ed.), ICSSD, FEAC, CCEP, FHEA - Chiropractor and Senior Clinical Tutor

Dr. Angelo Battiston is a Programme Developer and Unit Leader for the MSc APP Functional Musculoskeletal Health and a Clinical Tutor. Angelo is an advocate for evidence based sports chiropractors and he was instrumental in developing the SPRiNT (Sport Injuries Intern Team) programme.

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Dr Caroline Belchamber

DProf, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGCE, FHEA, RFRSM - Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Course Leader

Dr. Caroline Belchamber joined AECC University College in 2020, as Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy and is course lead on the MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) course in the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity.

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Thomas Bennett

MSc BSc PGCHE - Senior Lecturer and Course Leader

Thomas Bennett joined the School of Rehabilitation, Sport, and Psychology in 2020 as Senior Lecturer and Course Leader on the MSc in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation and the MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy.

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Shelley Blane

BSc, MSc - Senior Lecturer (Radiotherapy)

Shelley is the Course Lead for both BSc Radiography courses. She has a BSC (Hons) in Therapeutic Radiography and an MSc in Radiation Physics. She is a HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographer and Clinical Scientist with over 27 years’ experience in Radiotherapy.

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Sheila Breeze

D.C, BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCert

Sheila graduated from AECC University College in 1990, and later returned as part-time Clinic Tutor for the Chiropractic Clinic, supervising and teaching final year students with technique and patient management.

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Aaron Coode

BSc, MSc, DC - Clinical Tutor

Aaron joined AECC University College in 2002, after graduating with a Master's degree in Chiropractic. He works part-time as a Clinical Tutor in our Chiropractic Clinic and is also a consulting Chiropractor for Southampton Football Club.

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Jane Cook

DC, DACBR, MSc - Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences, Diagnostic Ultrasound)

Jane Cook is a Senior Lecturer at AECC University College, a member of the Staff Association and Radiation Protection Committee. She is responsible for creating and implementing the teaching of imaging at the institution, including the screening and reporting grading of radiographs taken at the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic.

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Jonathan Cook

BSc, DipHE (PhysEd), BSc (Chiro), DC, MSc - Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Jonathan leads the Functional Management elements of the Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons) course, part of the wider Clinical Management Units in Years 2 and 3. He also lectures on Functional Anatomy in the Human Structure Units, supports in Chiropractic Technique classes, supervises undergraduates in the Chiropractic Clinic.

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Amy Cooke

Senior Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice

Amy is Course Leader and Lecturer for MSc Advanced Clinical Practice. She is a HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographer with CoR Advanced Practitioner Accreditation, with over 16 years of experience within the NHS and the private medical industry and aims to develop the next generation of Advanced Practitioner Health Care Professionals.

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Professor Stewart Cotterill

PhD Psychol AFBPS HCPC FBASES FHEA – Head of School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Professor of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

Stewart is Head of School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at AECC, and a Professor of Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology.

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Wenona Dancy

Lecturer of Chiropractic

Wenona is our Year 1 Lead for the MChiro (Hons) at the AECC School of Chiropractic.

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Kyle Cox

Kyle Cox

Lecturer in Therapeutic Radiography

Kyle is a Lecturer in Therapeutic Radiography working on the BSc Radiography courses. He has a BSc (Hons) in Therapeutic Radiography and a PgC in Academic Practice. He is a HCPC registered Therapeutic Radiographer with experience working in radiotherapy treatment, planning and education, as well as experience with working with patients on oncology clinical trials.

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Raphaela Dasser

Clinic Tutor and Associate Lecturer

Raphaela Dasser is Clinic Tutor and Associate Lecturer. Having graduated from AECC University College in 2019 with a master's degree, her duties include supervising and training the students in the on-site Chiropractic Clinic.

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David Davis

BSc, DC - Clinic Tutor

David Davis graduated in Chiropractic in 1994 at AECC, following time in clinical practice and purchasing his clinic; he then later joined AECC University College as a part-time as a Clinic Tutor, supervising intern training.

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Philip Dewhurst

BSc (Hons), MChiro, MSc, DC, PGCert, FRCC - Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Philip Dewhurst is the Head of the AECC School of Chiropractic and graduated from AECC University College as a chiropractor in 2005.

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Stephanie Dodwell

DCR (R) - Radiographer

Steffi Dodwell currently works at AECC University College as a Bank Radiographer supporting Chiropractic interns on their x-ray duty sessions. Steffi also works at local general and community hospitals and continually mentors and teaches radiographic students.

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Dr Alister Du Rose

PhD, PGCert, MChiro, BSc – Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Alister graduated from AECC University College in 2009. Following several years in clinical practice, he returned in 2012 to undertake his PhD. In 2020 we welcomed Alister back once more as he joined the AECC School of Chiropractic as a Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences).

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Michelle Evans

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation

Michelle joined AECC University College as a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation, teaching on the MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy and MSc Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation courses.

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Vanessa Frost

BSc, MSc; Sonographer and Clinical Placement Supervisor

Vanessa joined AECC University College in 2020 as a Sonographer in the School of Radiology. Providing high-quality imaging services to patients whilst facilitating clinical placements for postgraduate students.

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Matthew Garfath

BA (Hons), BSC (Hons), MChiro - Clinic Tutor

Matthew Garfath obtained his MChiro from AECC in 2005. Along with working in private practice since 2016, he has been working part-time as a clinic tutor in AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic.

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Elaine Hall

Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy

Elaine is a Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy with over 20 years of experience in the profession. She joins the School of Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology.

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Daniel Heritage

Data Protection Officer

Daniel is the University College's Data Protection Officer and supports the Senior Management Group in ensuring that it meets all Data Protection obligation. Daniel is also our lead Chiropractic Clinician responsible for the delivery of excellent patient care within our chiropractic service and ensures the safety of its patients, clinicians and students. He is committed to developing the chiropractic team, providing clinical leadership and operational management and ensuring students develop as practitioners, providing best care for their patients.

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Phill Heritage

MSc, PGCert, MSc, FHEA - Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology - Human Performance Service Lead

Phill is Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology and Human Performance Service Lead.

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Joy Harrison

Clinical Tutor & Associate Chiropractor

Joy Harrison is a Clinical Tutor and Associate Chiropractor. She graduated from AECC University College in 2019 and returned to pursue a career within an educational setting and enrol in further education as well. Joy supervises and supports final year interns during their clinical placement with patients, helping prepare them for life in clinical practice.

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Dr Michelle Holmes

PhD, MRes, BSc (Hons), Lecturer in Research Methods

Dr. Michelle Holmes is a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods at AECC University College and Professional Development Framework Lead.

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Deborah Horne

DCR - Senior MRI Radiographer

Debbie Horne is a senior MRI radiographer at Bournemouth Open Upright MRI, based at AECC University College. She is responsible for providing a clinical MRI service for referring clinicians from the AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic, local chiropractors/osteopaths/physiotherapists, GP’s and hospital consultants. The department is also involved in research and we provide the scanning expertise to support these projects.

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Hazel Jensen

MChiro, PGCert - Lecturer (Clinical Sciences) and Access to HE Health Sciences Programme Leader

Hazel is the Course Leader for Master of Chiropractic - MChiro (Hons). In addition, she is involved in private chiropractic practice.

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Amanda Jones-Harris

BSc, DC, MSc, DChiro, FHEA, FRCC (Ortho) – Associate Professor

Amanda is the Education Lead and Academic Quality Assurance Lead for the AECC School of Chiropractic and teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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Mike Kondracki

DC, MSc, PhD - Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Mike is a Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences) and currently involved in the teaching of a variety of subject areas including general medicine, biomechanics and nutrition.

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Megan Hawthorn

BSc, MSc - Lecturer in Ultrasound/Radiography and Unit Lead.

Megan is course leader for the MSc Breast Imaging course, and the lead for the Breast Imaging unit on the MSc Medical Ultrasound course, teaching and developing imaging-guided breast services to include interventional techniques. Megan is also involved in teaching and development of Medical Ultrasound units with a specific interest in obstetrics and gynaecology, including the delivery of multiple short courses.

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Dr Humaira Khan

MSc Chiropractic Course Lead, SOC Research Ethics Lead & Lecturer in Health Promotion and Public Health

Dr. Humaira Khan joined the AECC School of Chiropractic as Lecturer in Health Promotion. She has a background in psychology pertaining to health, wellbeing, health promotion, simulation and creativity.

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Cheryl Hui Yi Leong

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Cheryl graduated from the Masters of Chiropractic MChiro course and joined the University as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Her role is to assist colleagues in teaching and supportive learning besides delivering care to the on-site Chiropractic Clinic patients.

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Fiona Lucas

BSc(Hons), MSc - Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Fiona Lucas is a lecturer in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. As a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for over 20 years in both the NHS and private sector, she has gained a diverse variety of clinical expertise, her area of special interest is headaches.

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Molly Lucio

Lecturer in Chiropractic

Molly graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2016. After seven years in private practice, she joins AECC University College as a Lecturer in Chiropractic. She will also be heading up the AECC Chiropractic Society.

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Sophie MacKenzie

Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy

Sophie joined AECC University College in January 2023, as a Senior lecturer in the Speech and Language Therapy team. She leads on the Professional Practice in Speech and Language and Adult Speech and Language Therapy modules.

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Aurélie Marchand

MChiro, PGCert, MSc ACPP, MMEd – Senior Lecturer (Clinical Management)

Aurélie is a Senior Lecturer teaching on the pre-registration chiropractic framework and the post-graduate MSc Paediatric MSK Health course. She mentors postgraduate students in their dissertations.

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Dr Hazreen Majid

Associate Professor in Dietetics

Dr Hazreen Majid joined AECC University College with his extensive knowledge and expertise as an Associate Professor and course lead in Dietetics.

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Nicola McGough

BSc, DC - Clinic Tutor

Since graduating from AECC University College in 1994, Nicola has worked in private practice. She also works part-time as a Clinic Tutor, providing training, supervision and assessment of students in the Chiropractic Clinic.

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Dr Amy Miller

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FEAC (Paeds), Lecturer in Clinical Sciences

Dr. Amy Miller is a Lecturer in Clinical Sciences within the AECC School of Chiropractic, where she splits her time between teaching and research in a range of areas - including paediatrics and interprofessional collaboration.

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Dr Peter Miller

BSc, DC, MSc, PD, FRCC (Orth), FEAC (Ortho), FHEA, DChiro - Principal Lecturer (Clinical Management)

Peter is Principal Lecturer in Clinical Management at AECC University College and teaches clinical management across a number of units and courses. Peter also leads a number of units across the Universities post graduate provision.

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Professor Dave Newell

BSc, PgCert, PhD, FRCC (Hon), FEAC - Professor of Integrated Musculoskeletal Care and AECC University College Doctoral Coordinator

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Emily Norton

MChiro, PGCert, IBCLC - Gateway Year Course Leader, Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Emily began working at AECC University College in April 2016 and works full time as the Master of Chiropractic with Gateway Year - MChiro (Hons) Course Leader and Clinical Science Lecturer.

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Nik Nunn

BSc MSc - Clinic Tutor

Nik Nunn graduated from AECC University College in 1991 and has been a practising Chiropractor since. Nik returned to AECC in 2015 as a Clinic Tutor teaching the role of audit in a clinical setting and research for case studies.

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Simon Otter

Associate Professor in Podiatry

Simon Otter is an Associate Professor in Podiatry with over 20 years in the profession, with a keen interest in rheumatology with experience of musculoskeletal foot complaints.

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Dr Neil Osborne

BSc (Chiro), DC, PhD, FRCC (Orth), FRSH, FHEA

As an Associate Professor in Clinical Management, Neil is passionate about mentoring clinical students. He has worked in a number of different settings with his students including a triage, advice and exercise clinic for local GP surgery's; working in sports clinics such as with the medical team at AFC Bournemouth, and taking students to Red Bull F1 racing team.

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Vijay Pabbathi

Senior Lecturer (Anatomy & Physiology)

Vijay is a Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology at AECC University College, leveraging nearly three decades of experience in higher education nationwide. With a BSc in Biology, BVSc & AH in Veterinary Medicine, an MSc in Neuro-Molecular Pharmacology, and a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Bristol, UK, Vijay's qualifications underscore his expertise and dedication to academic excellence. Vijay is a Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Physiology at AECC University College, leveraging nearly three decades of experience in higher education nationwide. With a BSc in Biology, BVSc & AH in Veterinary Medicine, an MSc in Neuro-Molecular Pharmacology, and a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Bristol, UK, Vijay's qualifications underscore his expertise and dedication to academic excellence.

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Giacomo Rastelli

Lecturer in Chiropractic

Giacomo is a lecturer in Chiropractic and graduated in 2011 from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic. Giacomo will be involved in academic duties including teaching and tutorial guidance, clinic teaching and supervision, research scholarship and related professional activities.

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David Peacock

BSc, MSc - Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

David joined AECC University College, in 2019 as a Psychology Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, in the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity.

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George Rix

George Rix

BSc (Chiro), DC, PhD, FRCC, FHEA, FEAC - Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

George is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Sciences responsible for the development, delivery and assessment of clinical neurology in the undergraduate chiropractic curriculum.

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Lucie Rochfort

Course Leader and Lecturer for MSc Speech and Language Therapy (pre-registation)

Lucie qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2004 and worked in the NHS in Dorset up until joining AECC University College. She has been a highly specialist speech and language therapist and a service manager for the Dietetics, Speech and Language Therapy and Neurotherapy Teams at Poole Hospital. Having supported students within her clinical role, opportunities for guest lecturing and teaching within Clinical Excellence Networks Lucie developed a passion for facilitating the learning of others.

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Sarah Rogers

BSc (Hons), MChiro, DC, LRCC – Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Sarah Rogers is a Lecturer of Clinical Sciences within the AECC School of Chiropractic. She is currently involved with teaching at the undergraduate level. Sarah has taught in all year groups including supervision of interns in our on-site teaching clinic. Sarah was full time for four years at the institution, until dropping to part time hours at the end of 2022. In her time here she has taught across various units, including a time as unit lead. Other responsibilities have included organising summer school activities for prospective students. Sarah’s interests lie in rehabilitation and functional movement, student teaching/learning and clinical skills and diagnosis.

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Inger Roug

DC, DACBR - Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Inger Roug joined AECC University College in 2015 as a Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences). Along with being a Senior Lecturer she is also a chiropractic radiologist and a tutor in Diagnostic Imaging within the School of Chiropractic.

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Marcus Sanger

MSc, PgCLTHE, BA (Hons) and SFHEA - Lecturer (Exercise and Health)

Marcus Sanger is a Lecturer in Exercise and Health within the AECC School of Chiropractic and the Level Leader for the Gateway Year of the MChiro.

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Parag Sawant

Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Parag Sawant is a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist and joined the School of Health and Rehabilitation sciences as a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy in July 2022. He has worked as an academician in Occupational Therapy for more than 5 years.

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Solomon Segal

Doctor of Medicine; Senior Lecturer of Anatomy

Solomon is a medically trained neuroanatomist and leads the teaching of neuroanatomy and head and neck anatomy at AECC University College.

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Erdi Shaba

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Erdi Shaba is a graduate teaching assistant, with his main responsibilities being; working in the Student Chiropractic Clinic, seeing patients and also providing assistance within lectures at the university.

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Louise Stanley

Course Lead and Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Louise is a Course Lead and Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

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Dr Alyx Taylor

MSc, PhD - Associate Professor (Physiology)

Dr. Alyx Taylor is the Research Lead for the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Associate Professor of Physiology in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

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Dr Louise Ticehurst

Lead Practice Educator

Louise Ticehurst is Lead Practice Educator at AECC University College. With interests in working with patients with chronic and spinal pain, Louise has extensive experience working within the NHS as an extended scope practitioner and working in a multi-disciplinary team.

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Annabelle Thorne

Lecturer in Chiropractic

Annabelle joins the AECC University College as a Lecturer in Chiropractic following 10 years in practice as a Chiropractor. She will be leading the Evidence-Based Clinical Reasoning unit this year and looks forward to being active in teaching clinical skills and advanced therapeutics.

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Dr Stephanie Tibbert

Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Stephanie joined the School of Psychology, Sport and Physical Activity in 2021 as Lecturer on the MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology.

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Dr Hilary Walsgrove

Associate Professor in Advancing Clinical Practice

Hilary works as part of the team on development and delivery of the new MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) and units and programmes within the professional development framework, engaging in line management and mentoring ACP programme team members. Hilary also works on external engagement with stakeholders in creating educational courses to meet practitioners, health and care organisations’ and service user needs; promoting AECC courses and clinical services; student and apprentice recruitment, and can be found Leading on AECC/NHSE projects.

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Dr Zöe Wimshurst

BSc MSc PhD CPsychol – Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Zöe is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is a Chartered Psychologist specialising in visual performance in elite athletes – and area in which she has been working for over a decade.

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Dr Trevor Wing

BSc, MSc, D.Med – Lecturer in Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Interventional Gynaecology and Breast ultrasound

Trevor is the unit leader for Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the School of Radiology and is responsible for developing, managing and delivering the obstetrics and gynaecology ultrasound units and one of the MSc and associated short courses lecturers. Trevor also supervises MSc students through their imaging research projects.

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